Rio Grande Valley Reading Rock Stars
Feb
28
to Mar 1

Rio Grande Valley Reading Rock Stars

I’m so honored to be invited to participate in next year’s Reading Rock Stars! The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program is a hands-on literacy initiative that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers with dynamic presentations and send them home with the most empowering experience of all – owning their very own book. 

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From Twinkle to Birth: The Debut Journeys of Two Author/Illustrators
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

From Twinkle to Birth: The Debut Journeys of Two Author/Illustrators

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Tony Piedra and Cindy Derby both won prizes at the 2014 SCBWI conference in LA. Now they reunite to tell the tale of their respective journeys from that stage to the publication of their first book! Tony is a digital artist, Cindy works traditionally. Both have great tidbits to share on very different publishing experiences. Let these delightful fellow members give you an idea of what to expect, or lend a new perspective on your own publishing process. You'll laugh, and you'll leave with a good dose of reality and hope.  

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